2013-01-25 13:44 PST
Maple Ridge, B.C. – As a result of the investigation and report from Ridge Meadows RCMP, Port Coquitlam Crown Counsel has laid a total of seven charges against a Surrey man. Ian James William Campbell, 25, is facing charges of kidnapping, producing an imitation firearm, choking, assault, assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement, and auto theft. He made his first court appearance Thursday January 24, 2013 and he has been remanded in custody.
Inspector David Fleugel said,
This matter is now before the courts. I do want to commend our investigative team for their diligence in working around the clock to pull this case together. It is a complex investigation, and there is still work to do. I would again like to thank all citizens who provided information that allowed investigators a chance to solve this incident so fast. It speaks to the great relationship Ridge Meadows RCMP has with their citizens, and how we all can pull together to keep our communities safe.
Anyone who has any information about this matter, and who has not already contacted police, is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251. If you wish to remain anonymous call CRIME STOPPERS at 1 800 222-8477 or leave a TIP online at www.solvecrime.ca. Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $2000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.
Inspector David Fleugel
Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment
Dan HerbransonCommunications Strategist & Training Coordinator